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Pepito is suddenly bitey

Discussion in 'Linnie Landing' started by flyingsowm, 8/20/18.

  1. flyingsowm

    flyingsowm Strolling the yard Avenue Veteran

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    We have been travelling a lot this summer. I think the girl who feeds him must be scared and he knows it because he attacks and bites hard when I try to change food or water sometimes when I have him out if the cage. I know it must be puberty . He is a year and 3 months old. I am ignoring the bites and holding him when he is being good. It is very Jeckyl and Hyde ish. Help would be appreciated if you have been through this. I did pet him day before yesterday and he liked it after he calmed down.
     

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  2. Dona

    Dona Jogging around the block

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    Gigi is nearly 7 months old so I've not experienced the puberty issue yet. She was a little bitey a few months ago and I think that could have to do with her baby molt. But I did have some trouble with changing out/cleaning perches and the boing. She would lunge and maybe nip. That has stopped for the most part. Oddly I have a little trick I figured out. I say to her "Can I touch your beak? Can I touch your cheek?" She stops what she's doing and faces me for me to touch her. So now I use that line when I'm working inside her cage. If she seems potentially nippy, I say that, touch her, and she seems to settle down. I guess it reminds her how I am not dangerous. Outside the cage, she is happy to step and hang out with me on my shoulder, finger, lap, etc.
     
  3. flyingsowm

    flyingsowm Strolling the yard Avenue Veteran

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    thanks Dona! good advice! I also removed toys that hormonal urges.
     
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  4. Dona

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    Oh yes, good idea, I forgot that! Gigi's disco ball is long gone! I think she was definitely getting hormonal with it.
     
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    He has totally settled down!!!! Back to his loving self. Removing those toys really helped!
     
  6. Dona

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    Aww great news. My girl is sweet as can be right now too. Lucky linnie parents.
     

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